My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Hit & Run Holiday

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Thrill Kill Kult's take on sleazy excess is comparable to that of John Waters -- which is to say that the band celebrates the inherent kitsch value of sex, drugs, and Satan. Hit & Run Holiday contains such gems as the surf rock romp "Glamour Is a Rocky Road" (with its lipstick-smeared drama overdoses and cheap tricks), the supercharged "Hot Blood Risin'" ("Just a holiday chaser in search of my destiny/Come on, get in!"), and the blissed-out instrumental outro piece, "The Last Ride Out." Sunnier than some of TKK's earlier work, Hit & Run Holiday's vibe is closer to a '50s B-movie beach party than an after-hours S&M club.

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